October 2, 2014
Technology Rough Draft
Technology has allowed humanity the opportunity to communicate their voice through new and improved forms. One of the biggest ways in which one's voice is heard nowadays is through media. However, just because we are now allowed a new way to state our voices, it does not always mean it will be done for the better of others. Sometimes, mass media takes advantage of the power they know they have in the industry. Media violence has a negative influence on society because it encourages aggression, influences teenager's perspective on how they view themselves and others, and it targets violence towards certain groups.
Media violence in video games has a connection with the encouragement of aggression on children. Children in today's generation are bombarded with screen technologies that give them the chance to take part in the video game world.
According to Barbara J Wilson, a Paul C. Friedland Professorial Scholar and the head of the Department of Communication, "numerous experiments show that children will imitate violent behaviors they see on television, particularly if the violence is rewarded" (1). If a child is constantly viewing that a character in a show or movie is being rewarded for homicide, crime, or murder, they will believe there is no wrong in portraying and imitating this type of behavior. Furthermore, since a character is allowed to comport in such a manner, a child will not be able to distinguish the difference between a fictional and real world, so they will act in the same way the character does. Media violence has given children an open door to become more aggressive.
Media violence in music videos also causes one to develop a more aggressive attitude. Although many believe violence can only...